You might want to consider a holster instead of a gun. I am a big guy with a big belly. I have no problems carrying a full size 1911 with a belly band holster. Wearing nothing but shorts and a T shirt. It's not the fastest way to draw a gun but it's a lot faster than running to the car.
I have the SCCY-cpx2 and I really like the gun. Feels great in the hand and conceals pretty darn easily. I'm small and carry IWB about 4:00 with no issues. The fact that it is a double stack (staggered 10 round) still does not make the gun bulky. I have small hands and the grip fits me perfectly.
Just my 2 cents but figured it couldn't hurt to let you know. Good luck on your choice because there are some excellent choices out there. The M&P Shield is a great gun also. If I could afford it I'd probably own 4 or 5 of those smaller nines.
Thanks for the good suggestions. I'm a Glock guy by tradition, with the M&P Shield being the exception. I don't know if I can bring myself to buy another Shield in another caliber despite how happy I've been with it.
I think the 26 is the way I'm going. Thanks for the suggestions!
Glock 19 Gen 4
Glock 23 Gen 4
It doesn't have to be pretty. It just has to always go bang when I pull the trigger.